Elaine's Decorative Arts is a reflection of over 60 years of experience in custom furniture finishing and gilding. I had the good fortune of studying and apprenticing under a true master, my father John Certa, an artisan and furniture finisher who continues to work for top designers in New York and the Metropolitan area. I am proud to follow in his footsteps, continuing our family tradition of hand finishing and gilding.
I am pleased that my work is attracting top designers, being displayed in numerous designer show houses including Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, Tomes-Higgins Showhouse, Greenwich, Ct., A Mansion in May, and the Nyack Show House. You may have seen my work in design magazines or on the cover of House and Gardens. Let’s talk about how I can help you create a “perfect” piece that is custom styled and finished to meet your needs!